Secure arms

(Mil.) a command and a position in the manual of arms, used in wet weather, the object being to guard the firearm from becoming wet. The piece is turned with the barrel to the front and grasped by the right hand at the lower band, the muzzle is dropped to the front, and the piece held with the guard under the right arm, the hand supported against the hip, and the thumb on the rammer.

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According to the US Treasury Department press release, Tesic "is among the biggest dealers of arms and munitions in the Balkans… In order to secure arms contracts with various countries, Tesic would directly or indirectly provide bribes and financial assistance to officials.
Western diplomatic sources have said the crushing of the Sunni rebel presence in areas they have controlled since 2013 will allow Hizbullah to launch another secure arms supply line from its border in southern Lebanon into Syria.
In practical terms, the Hashd is important because to some extent it cannibalizes the army's ability to secure arms, money and recruits.
Meanwhile, the Egyptians could secure arms deals with the French, and negotiate others with the Russians.
There are rumors circulating in Ankara that Erdoy-an and his cronies held back a significant amount of cash from the money provided by the Gulf patrons to secure arms for the opposition in Syria.
Critical to the activation of the FSC was allocating a secure arms room, supply room, and company headquarters.
Left back Chris Tierney toe-poked a curler off the right post and into the secure arms of Montreal keeper Troy Perkins in the 36th minute.
BAE, Britain's biggest arms company, would appear in court in London today were their system of making secret payments to secure arms contracts would be officially detailed for the first time.
But his lawyer, Frank O'Donoghue QC denied that claim and another that he plotted an attack and attempted to secure arms later the same year.
Or the committee could glance at the billion pounds in illegal payments made to Saudi Arabia in order to secure arms deals for British Aerospace.
Statistics show that Generation Y is not engaged with politics, and recent political scandals like the implication of government involvement in the paying of bribes to Saudi princes to secure arms contracts for BAE Systems is not going to impress this squeaky-clean generation of voters.
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